Positive Antinuclear Antibody: What Now?

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Positive Antinuclear Antibody: What Now?

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Ashley Cooper, MD

Length of Episode

11:26

Description

“Positive ANA” is one of the most common reasons for referral to the pediatric rheumatology clinic. The antinuclear antibody (ANA) is often mistakenly considered a good screening test for rheumatic disease.

Dr. Ashley Cooper, Interim Division Director of Pediatric Rheumatology, discusses what it means when a child has a positive anti-nuclear antibody test, when ANA should be checked, and how to talk about the test results with the family.

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Publication Date

8-19-2018

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Positive Antinuclear Antibody: What Now?

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